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Oscars 2019: Academy unveils shortlists for documentary categories

Source:  Variety The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday announced its shortlists in the Documentary Feature and Documentary Short Subject categories. The shortlists pare down the list of Oscar hopefuls from which Academy members will choose nominees...

166 titles submitted to Academy for Best Documentary Feature Oscar

Source:  IndieWire Last year, the Academy documentary branch had to grapple with a record 170 documentary feature submissions for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar. This year, it’s not so bad; only 166 were entered. The short list of 15 will be announced on December...

Kanopy signs licensing agreement with HBO Documentary Films

Source:  Business Wire Kanopy, a free-to-use streaming platform bringing in-demand films and documentaries, world cinema, and exclusive collections to an ever-growing fanbase, has announced a licensing agreement with HBO Documentary Films® which includes 43...

How documentaries became the hottest genre of the summer

Source:  TIME Ah, summer! The season of superhero blockbusters and exhilarating action movies - enterprises that demand little more of us than shutting down some of our brain power and sinking into cushy stadium seats. But the summer of 2018 has put a wrinkle in that...

Here are the 2018 Emmy Nominees in the Documentary Categories

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special Icarus (Netflix) Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (Netflix) Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like (PBS) Spielberg (HBO) The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling (HBO) Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series American Masters (PBS)...

Laurene Powell Jobs is financing a documentary movie studio

Source:  Bloomberg Billionaire Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Steve Jobs, is investing more of her fortune in Hollywood by backing a movie studio alongside Oscar-winning director Davis Guggenheim, according to people with knowledge of the situation. Emerson Collective...

Oscars announce new rules for documentary features

Source:  Los Angeles Times On Tuesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a series of new rules for next year's Oscars  — most notably, a new regulation that could potentially expand the number of documentary features eligible for awards...

“Icarus” wins Oscar for Best Documentary Feature

Source:  Entertainment Weekly After striking a chord during the Winter Olympics, "Icarus" made an impression during the Oscars. The documentary from director Bryan Fogel about Russia’s state-sanctioned doping program earned the award for Best Documentary Feature...